Matthew Hanasono, Charles Butler
The definitive resource on surgical flaps from renowned MD Anderson plastic surgeons
Handbook of Reconstructive Flaps by Matthew Hanasono and Charles Butler reflects contributions from clinicians associated with the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center. The institution is internationally recognized as one of the world’s premier reconstructive centers and renowned for its Reconstructive Microsurgery fellowship program. This unique resource provides a comprehensive review of microvascular surgery techniques using the most common reconstructive pedicle flaps, free flaps, perforator flaps, and workhorse flaps.
Seven parts organized anatomically detail flaps used for the head/neck, chest, back, abdomen, pelvis, upper extremity, and lower extremity, followed by an eighth part on lymphedema. Each flap or procedure includes pertinent anatomy, indications for usage, preoperative considerations, a concise step-by-step description of the operative setup, the actual procedure, and donor site closure.
A Pearls and Pitfalls section in each chapter outlines key concepts and critical nuances in surgical techniques or patient management
More than 200 clear diagrams, line drawings, and illustrative surgical photos enhance understanding of high impact points
High quality videos posted online elucidate flap techniques
A section dedicated to the microsurgical treatment of lymphedema covers lymphovenous bypass, vascularized lymph node transfers from the groin and supraclavicular region, and lymphovenous anastomosis
This is an essential, user-friendly backpack reference for plastic surgery residents to use during rounds and as a board prep. It is also an excellent resource for plastic surgeons new to clinical practice and veteran practitioners as a refresher on unfamiliar flaps.
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